History YMMV / WingCommander

12th Mar '18 10:03:57 AM ScandalousWaheela
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* HarsherInHindsight: ''Wing Commander III'' opens on the burning, half-sunken wreck of the ''Concordia'', your flagship from the previous game which is then deemed a "total loss". Come 2012 the ''Costa Concordia'' disaster took place, with the ship similarly marooned and damaged beyond repair off the coast of Tuscany.

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* HarsherInHindsight: ''Wing Commander III'' opens on the burning, half-sunken wreck of the ''Concordia'', your flagship from the previous game which is then deemed a "total loss". Come 2012 the ''Costa Concordia'' disaster took place, with the ship similarly marooned and damaged beyond repair off the coast of Tuscany. Could possibly be HilariousInHindsight, considering the [[BlackComedy comedy of errors]] that led to the sinking of the ''Costa Concordia.''
5th Feb '18 5:23:17 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* OneSceneWonder: A non-human version; the F-104 Bearcat appears as the newest frontline Terran fighter in ''The Price of Freedom'', but the player only gets to fly the craft in about two missions, and ''only'' if they choose the Speradon path during the Border Worlds campaign.
26th Jan '18 10:13:24 AM ScandalousWaheela
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** The ships and combat look ''bad'', even for the time. ''Series/BabylonFive'' was doing better effects on a budget that was famously skimpy even for TV when this came out, and ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' would be setting a new bar less than a year later.

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** The ships and combat look ''bad'', even for the time. The Rapiers, being minimalistic modifications of a small section of fuselage and cockpit from old English Electric Lightning fighters, looked particularly horrible. ''Series/BabylonFive'' was doing better effects on a budget that was famously skimpy even for TV when this came out, and ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' would be setting a new bar less than a year later.
4th Jan '18 4:11:18 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* SpecialEffectsFailure:
** The Kilrathi are played by guys in suits, but the animitronics running the faces barely work and they flail their arms like bad puppets. The film tries to shoot them in darkness to hide this most of the time, but it only makes the clear views more ridiculous.
** The ships and combat look ''bad'', even for the time. ''Series/BabylonFive'' was doing better effects on a budget that was famously skimpy even for TV when this came out, and ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' would be setting a new bar less than a year later.
8th Aug '17 5:46:29 AM ClintEastwood
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* HilariousInHindsight: Blair in the video games was portrayed by Creator/MarkHamill, best known for playing a [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]]. Blair in the film is played by Freddie Prinze Jr., who would [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels go on to play a Jedi]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: Blair in the video games was portrayed by Creator/MarkHamill, best known for playing a [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]]. Blair in the film is played by Freddie Prinze Jr.Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr., who would [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels go on to play a Jedi]].
8th Aug '17 5:46:03 AM ClintEastwood
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8th Aug '17 5:45:08 AM ClintEastwood
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* AntiClimaxBoss: Prince Thrakhath in the final stretch of ''Wing Commander III''; even though he is flying the Bloodfang, renowned for its unmatched lethality among the Kilrathi, he flies little faster than a Vaktoth and you likely won't need much time taking him out in your Excalibur.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: Prince Thrakhath in the final stretch of ''Wing Commander III''; ''VideoGameWingCommanderIII''; even though he is flying the Bloodfang, renowned for its unmatched lethality among the Kilrathi, he flies little faster than a Vaktoth and you likely won't need much time taking him out in your Excalibur.



** Hey, it's [[Series/{{LOST}} Dr. Pierre Chang]] flying under the callsign "Vagabond"!
** For ''Wing Commander IV'' alone, [[Film/StarshipTroopers Johnny Rico]] flew as a RedShirt, [[Series/IronChef The Chairman]] flew under "Catscratch", and [[Series/TheWestWing Leo McGarry]] served as Captain Paulsen.



** [[Series/IronChefAmerica Mark Dacascos]] in ''Wing Commander IV''.
** In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it minor scene, you can see that the pilot who offers to carry Blair's bag when he first arrives aboard the ''Lexington'' is none other than [[Film/StarshipTroopers Casper Van Dien]].
9th Jun '17 8:38:31 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The various ships and starfighters featured do not resemble their video game counterparts at all. Especially egregious are the Rapiers, which are downright ugly compared to those of the games.
2nd Feb '17 5:36:53 PM Nohbody
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** Not to mention at all the all-star cast that played the characters in the FMV portions of the games... did not appear at all in the series. Seriously, you had ''Mark Hamill'' in the lead role as one of the best pilots in the galaxy, just for a start!
1st Jan '17 8:05:19 PM SithkingZero
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** Not to mention at all the all-star cast that played the characters in the FMV portions of the games... did not appear at all in the series. Seriously, you had ''Mark Hamill'' in the lead role as one of the best pilots in the galaxy, just for a start!
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